Below, check out a clip that's being billed as "rare footage" of Eddie Van Halen making elephant and horse sounds with his guitar backstage at a venue, pre-concert. I mean, how "rare" can it be if you're watching it right now?
In its most basic form, the lick is a sequence of six notes played as a sextuplet or two sets of triplets (depending on the tempo). The notes are played on the same string, which makes it very easy to alternate-pick and build speed. Once you have mastered the basic pattern, you can apply the lick to different scales and positions to give an almost endless amount of variations.
Below, watch 12-year-old Norwegian singer-guitarist Fredrik Halland play a mighty impressive rendition of "Texas Flood," a song made famous by the late Stevie Ray Vaughan in 1983. Right off the bat, let us mention that this clip is from 2006 and is only now coming to our attention. But it is certainly worth checking out.